Generation X-Large: Fatter children force stores to revamp sizing


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Generation X-Large: Fatter children force stores to revamp sizing A new guide has been drawn up for children aged between four and 16Decades of eating fast food and a couch-potato culture blamed Girls of 11 are an average four inches wider around the waist By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 00:05 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 1 March 2013 Clothing chains have been forced to rip up their sizing system for children to reflect the fact youngsters are now taller, wider and heavier.

How much caffeine is too much caffeine? The Starbucks coffee with three quarters of the safe daily dose in one cup


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How much caffeine is too much caffeine The Starbucks coffee with three quarters of the safe daily dose in one cup400mg of caffeine is the recommended daily allowance for average person16oz Starbucks 'Grande' contains 330mg and 8oz Red Bull can has 83mgBut scientists stress that tolerance levels of the stimulant can vary widely By Alex Gore PUBLISHED: 22:06 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 7 February 2013 A large cup of Starbucks coffee contains more than three quarters of a person's 'safe' daily dose of caffeine, scientists have warned.

E numbers still found in young children"s medicines can trigger hyperactivity


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E numbers still found in young children's medicines can trigger hyperactivity Drugs such as banana-flavoured penicillin can contain themUK's food watchdog only implemented voluntary banMost complied but some still put them in medicines By Jo Macfarlane PUBLISHED: 00:19 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 E number which can cause hyperactivity in children is still being found in common medicines Children are being exposed to banned artificial food colourings that can trigger hyperactivity –because they are still in medicines prescribed by GPs.

Fake? No, Hollys teeth really are this white: Toothpaste advert cleared of using TV trickery


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Fake No, Holly’s teeth really are this white: Toothpaste advert cleared of using TV trickery | UPDATED: 08:26 GMT, 5 December 2012 She is known to daytime TV viewers for her perfect smile and gleaming teeth.

The whitening toothpaste that can make teeth darker: Advert starring Katy Hill banned after customers say product didn"t work


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The whitening toothpaste that can make teeth darker: Advert starring Katy Hill banned after customers say product didn't work | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 17 October 2012 TV commercials fronted by Blue Peter’s Katy Hill insisted that Arm & Hammer’s Advanced Whitening toothpaste could deliver a shiny, bright smile – just like hers.

Made in China: Motorway collapses 10 months after it is built – but they manage to build world"s largest armchair


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China – the country that can make the world”s largest armchair (but where the motorways collapse just TEN MONTHS after being built)Motorway collapse is one of a string of recent transport disasters in China Fears raised over safety standards on country”s road and rail network Tragedy follows unveiling of “world”s largest armchair” in Shanghai

The germs lurking in pre-packaged salad leaves


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Attack of the poisoned lettuces! The dangers lurking in pre-packaged salad leaves | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 August 2012 It is there on every packet of salad: ‘wash before eating’.

Advert claiming MMR jab coud cause autism is banned


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Advert that claims MMR jab could cause autism is banned The World Health Organisation and the Department of Health have found no evidence of a causal link between MMR and autism | UPDATED: 11:34 GMT, 8 August 2012 A website has been ordered to remove a claim that the MMR jab could cause autism in children by the Advertising Standards Agency.

Are you hooked on fish oil yet? The natural wonder drug that is proven to treat a range of conditions


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Are you hooked on fish oil yet The natural wonder drug proven to treat a range of conditions | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 28 July 2012 The experts reveal everything you need to know about the supplement that can fight heart disease, ease arthritis – and even stave off blindness.

"Natural" tomatoes are packed with more disease-fighting antioxidants, claim scientists


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Does it pay to eat organic 'Natural' tomatoes are packed with more disease-fighting antioxidants, claim scientists Organic tomatoes produce higher levels of antioxidants in response to more stressful growing conditions | UPDATED: 12:21 GMT, 4 July 2012 Better for you Organic tomatoes do contain higher levels of disease-fighting chemicals, say scientists It's an argument that continues to exercise consumers and growers across the UK – organic produce may be good for the environment, but is it any better for your health A new study has found that when it comes to tomatoes at least, it really may pay off to fork out for the more expensive organic produce.